Psalms 135

Praise the  Lord.
Hebrew Hallelu Yah; also in verses 3 and 21

Praise the name of the  Lord;
praise him, you servants of the  Lord,
you who minister in the house of the  Lord,
in the courts of the house of our God.
Praise the  Lord, for the  Lord is good;
sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.
For the  Lord has chosen Jacob to be his own,
Israel to be his treasured possession.
I know that the  Lord is great,
that our Lord is greater than all gods.
The  Lord does whatever pleases him,
in the heavens and on the earth,
in the seas and all their depths.
He makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth;
he sends lightning with the rain
and brings out the wind from his storehouses.
He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,
the firstborn of people and animals.
He sent his signs and wonders into your midst, Egypt,
against Pharaoh and all his servants.
10 He struck down many nations
and killed mighty kings –
11 Sihon king of the Amorites,
Og king of Bashan,
and all the kings of Canaan –
12 and he gave their land as an inheritance,
an inheritance to his people Israel.
13 Your name,  Lord, endures for ever,
your renown,  Lord, through all generations.
14 For the  Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants.
15 The idols of the nations are silver and gold,
made by human hands.
16 They have mouths, but cannot speak,
eyes, but cannot see.
17 They have ears, but cannot hear,
nor is there breath in their mouths.
18 Those who make them will be like them,
and so will all who trust in them.
19 All you Israelites, praise the  Lord;
house of Aaron, praise the  Lord;
20 house of Levi, praise the  Lord;
you who fear him, praise the  Lord.
21 Praise be to the  Lord from Zion,
to him who dwells in Jerusalem.
Praise the  Lord.
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